Expo announces line up of speakers and films

The Gulf Coast Historical and Cultural Exposition, taking place on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Ave., will include the following films and presentations in the lecture hall. Note, the schedule is subject to change.

Friday, Feb. 23

10 to 10:30 a.m.; “The History of Biloxi”, film

10:30 to 11 a.m.; TBA

11 to 11:30 a.m.; “Prehistoric burials on the Gulf Coast” – A Sketch presented by Dale Greenwell

11:30 to 12 p.m.; TBA

12 to 12:30 p.m.; Beauvoir presentation by Jay Peterson

12:30 to 1 p.m.; Gulf Coast Heritage Tour Project Film Presentation by Disability Connection

1 to 1:30 p.m.; “Old Spanish Trail” presented by Charles Sullivan, documentary film

2:30 to 3 p.m.;  “D”Iberville Then and Now” presented by Ray Werphner

Saturday, Feb. 24

10 to 10:30 a.m.; “The History of Biloxi”, film

10:30 to 11 a.m.; “Keesler 75th Anniversary”, film

11 to 11:30 a.m.; Biloxi Cemetery Tour Re-enactors

11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Gulf Park Collection Presentation

12 to 12:30 p.m.; “His Finest and Purest Thinking”: the Mississippi Retreats of Louis Sullivan” presented by Jeff Rosenberg 

12:30 to 1 p.m.; Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church Russian, Ukranian , Romanian and Greek dancers

1 to 2:30 p.m.; “Old Spanish Trail” presented by Charles Sullivan, a documentary film

2:30 to 3 p.m.; “Prehistoric Pottery on the Mississippi Gulf Coast” – A Sketch presented by Dale Greenwell

The event is free to attend and will also feature informational booths and activities.  
See The Gulf Coast Historical and Cultural Exposition flyer 
See more, including a complete list of participants


Military is the theme of Black History Program

The City of Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department, along with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and East Biloxi Community Collaborative, will host the annual Black History Month Program on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m.

The free affair, taking place at the Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Ave., has a military theme this year with speakers and table top photo displays.  Dortothy Roberts McEwen, daughter of the late Retired Colonel Larence E. Roberts, will speak on her father’s service and experiences as a Tuskegee Airman and Chief Master Sergeant Christopher C. Moore will speak about his service and experiences at Keesler Air Force Base. 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the presentations begin at 6 p.m.  Food will also be provided buffet style with red beans and rice, baked chicken, green beans, salad and cake.

The Black History Month Program is held annually in February and includes diverse festivities through the celebration of the history and contributions of African Americans to the American life.
See the program flyer


News and notes: Council images, fireboat, City Desk

Council meeting:  The Biloxi City Council met Tuesday afternoon to discuss a number of agenda items, hold a public hearing on a zoning map amendment, and listen to presentations including an Arbor Day proclamation by Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich.  To see images from the meeting, click here.

Fireboat progress: The new Biloxi fireboat, still under construction at a factory in the Northwest, is now being outfitted with electronics and other equipment. To see the photo gallery which includes photos from this week, click here

City Desk podcast:Tune into this week’s City Desk podcast and you hear all about Pickleball as well as the latest updates on some city projects and upcoming events.   To listen, click here.